To the mainstream music fan, the words “Italian music” conjures up images of tenors belting out high notes in formal recitals attended by members of high society. To a certain degree, that’s true but there’s so much more to music in Italy than what American media may suggest. Italy’s music scene is as diverse as that of any country in North America and western Europe. A testament to that is the multitude of festivals dedicated to music that are held throughout the nation every year. So, if you want a little of everything, here are the five Italian festivals for the music lover that you should watch out for. Arena di Verona Opera Festival There’s no denying that Italy is the home of opera. What could be more incredible than an opera performance in an ancient Roman auditorium? At the Arena di Verona Opera Festival held from June until September […]
"No hitches, no glitches - great holiday"
It's hard to believe we have been home months now. I think the Bus Tour was great! The tour guides were excellent, amazing actually, personality plus, extremely knowledgable, accommodating and efficient and eager to please and help. It was a great trip and Italy is 'magnifico'! Of course I had to make a purchase...
Maureen Primrose (Vernon, BC, Canada)
Discover Italy Tour, September 2011